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this tiny island state firmly into the spotlight. stephanie hancock, bbc news. >>> still to come, olympic gold medalist at the princeton is in baghdad with olympic dreams of the rhone. >>> austrian investigators are saying the qantas airbus a380 that suffered a mid-air engine explosion were not have arrived without a quick thinking of the true. the safety bureau has published its preliminary report confirms an oil leak as the likely cause of the blowout. >> we have always known what caused the emergency landing of the world's newest and biggest aircraft last month, the burned out rolls-royce engine telling its own story, but the report reveals how the drama unfolded and the key role played by the crew. >> the aircraft would not have arrived safely in singapore without the fabulous and effective action of the air crew. a m within moments of leaving port, the crew heard a series of loud bangs. the resulting damage was caught on camera. one of the four engines had suffered a major failure, aircraft components -- engine components tearing through the aircraft fuselages. for 1.5 hours, they ci
the asian winter games. after narrowly missing being shortlisted to host the 2014 winter olympics it's hoped a successful showing in january will be a good springboard for future olympic bids. >>seidumanov: we prepared everything on the basis of hosting the olympic games. for example in almaty we have everything except the bobsleigh track. so there will be a powerful impetus to submit new a application for the olympic games. >>reporter: you only have to look at how the manchester commonwealth games paved the way for a successful london2012 olympic bid to realise how staging one event can lead to others. and already the international skiing federation has decided to hold the 2011 ski jump world cup here. it's not a huge leap to envisage a future olympics following suit. >>that's it this week's world business from a very cold astana. thanks for watching. we'll see youagain back in the studio next week.
years ago today. >> and in our olympic dream series, pakistan's hockey players prepare for london 20 12. -- london 2012. >> the australia government stays united states should be held responsible for the unauthorized release of documents and not julian assange for publishing the cables. he has been receiving constant rance following charges of rape and sexualal assault. wikileaks continues to release the diplomatic cables and the latest say the libans put -- the u.k. under pressure to release megrahi. >> and over claims julian assange sexual assaulted women, it continues to create diplomatic ripals all over the world. the latest intervention comes from australia. now assistance to assange the australiain' citizen as he fights extradition. >> as far as mr. assange, he is right to have the expectation and assumption of innocence in terms of matters which have been brought before the courts in the united kingdom and should obtainal all the support we would normally give to any other australiain'. >> he was himself described as a control freak also appeared to blame america not mr. assange
with the chicago olympic bid, the london olympic bid, and the host offer. those jurisdictions of for the enormous amounts of cash subsidy from the local government, the regional government, and the state government. they put a large degree of risk on the venues to cover cost overruns. chicago had been publicly guaranteed $500 million in costs for their olympic bid, and private revenue was expected to $246 million. the london olympic bid required 875 -- 875 million pounds worth of risk and costs. the valencia local and regional government had a 16 million euro agreement. obligating the general fund directly might be a feasible way to pay for the costs we are going to incur to host this event. we landed on development agreement where we get improved assets and the team gets to recoup the cost that they would be investing in our waterfront in order to host the event. that is just to answer how we landed on that formula. those were my specific updates. i wanted to invite brad benson from the port to come up that directly affect the port. supervisor mirkarimi: mr. bentsen. >> and the special projects
. the runner per suing his world olympic dream. -- the runner pursuing his world olympic dream. hello. thanks for joining us. the wikileaks founder julian assange is back in a london court to fight for bail. this after prosecutors challenged a judge's addition to free him. this was the sight. his lawyer, mark stevens appeared on the attempts of the court to talk about julian assange's punishment regime as he described it in materials of the custody he was being kept in what he calls utterly victorian conditions. i think that would be very much the basis on which they pursue their bid for bail for jewel kwan assange. he was granted that of $375,000 on tuesday. but worth pointing out that was nonetheless blocked as a complaint was put in by the authorities. at issue now. a little while ago i spoke to john mcgwire who was outside the area where julian assange was being held. >> he was being held for the last nine days since he gave himself up to police in london. response to the european arrest warrant on behalf of the swedish authorities. the reason for today's proceedings is that although he w
. >> the women's sports foundation is led by athletes like sports directors. bakar won olympic gold medals in swimming and college scholarships only because she said of title 9. >> duke university would not have given me that scholarship had it not been for that statute. >> maybe become then you needed enforcement but colleges now want to appeal to women. >> every day i am on the phone with people who are having a hard time with their athletic troe bram. >> under title 9 it is supposed to be sex pro purges gnat. if 50 percent of the students are women, 50 percent of the athletes better be women or a school may get sued. schools protect themselves by cutting. >> the mac was yanked out of order when the university cut the wrestling program under title 9. >> they are one of 10 teams with funding. >> cal berkeley were national rugby champions this year. this year the school told them they are no longer a varsity sport. >> they gathered them together to announce the news. >> pretty much everybody is in shock. >> clark says it's all about title 9. >> we have 60 males we ended up demoted out of i
. >> led by athletes like law professor. she won olympic gold in swimming and a college scholarship only she says because of title ix. >> duke university would not had given me that scholarship had it not been for that statute. >> maybe pack you need to force it. now colleges want to appeal to women. >> everyday i'm on the phone with people having a hard time. >> untitle ix athletic supposed to be sex proportionate. if 50% of students are women 50% of the athletes better be women so they protect themselves by cutting boys' teams. >> last summer the university cut the wrestling program over title ix. >> you no longer have a swim team, one of 10 the school is cutting. >> cal berkeley were national rugby champs last year. this year they are no longer a varsity sport. >> today the university gathered athletes together to announce the news. >> we were all in shock. >> coach clark says, it is all about title ix. >> we have 60 males we ended up demoted out of athletics because of male headcount. >> trying to even out the up in, a team with 60 players is a target, even if they are national champ
professor. she won olympic gold in swimming and a college scholarship only she says because of title ix. >> duke university would not had given me that scholarship had it not been for that statute. >> maybe pack you need to force it. now colleges want to appeal to women. >> everyday i'm on the phone with people having a hard time. >> untitle ix athletic supposed to be sex proportionate. if 50% of students are women 50% of the athletes better be women so they protect themselves by cutting boys' teams. >> last summer the university cut the wrestling program over title ix. >> you no longer have a swim team, one of 10 the school is cutting. >> cal berkeley were national rugby champs last year. this year they are no longer a varsity sport. >> today the university gathered athletes together to announce the news. >> we were all in shock. >> coach clark says, it is all about title ix. >> we have 60 males we ended up demoted out of athletics because of male headcount. >> trying to even out the up in, a team with 60 players is a target, even if they are national champs. >> right now we have four
olympic gold in swimming and a college scholarship only she says because of title ix. >> duke university would not have given me that had it not been for that statute. >> maybe back you need to enforce it. now colleges want to appeal to women. >> everyday i'm on the phone with people having a hard time with their athletic programs. >> under title ix it is supposed to be sex proportionate. if 50% of the students are women, 50% of the athletes better be women or a school may get sued. schools protect themselves by cutting boys teams. >> the university cut the wrestling program over title ix. >> they no longer have a swim team one of 10 teams the school is cutting. >> cal berkeley were national rugby champs last year. this year no long are a varsity sport. >> today the university gathered athletes together to announce the news. >> we were in shock. >> coach clark says it is all about title ix. >> we have 60 males west ended up demoted out of athlete ticks because of male headcount. >> if you are trying to even out the number of men and women a team with 60 players is a fat target and if the
coach at the beijing games. now she will head the squad at the next olympics. >> i'm thankful they speak english, especially after being in beijing and not really -- there is a lot of things that just kind of go by you, but i think that will make it especially exciting. >> exciting and historic. mckeever will be the first woman to serve in the head coaching role for the u.s. olympic swim team. >> maybe someday it won't be quite as noteworthy whether you're male or female. >> she's a person who i look up to. >> cal swimmer liz yensen is hoping to qualify for the 2012 games and join her coach at the olympics. >> as women we're doing such great things together, and it's really, really cool, i think, to have a female coach who is so successful. >> if you love sports, there is just not a more electrifying environment than to be able to lead a u.s. team and arguably the best swimming team in the world is quite humbling. >> two cal swimmers went to the olympics in '08. she is hoping to double that number for the summer games in 2012. >> the 2012 games still 596 days away, and just like in years
state. >> reat ay in brazil. 2016 olympic games held innrio. offfciil nveiled the model of the olympii village today and ground breaking held in this fieed where construction is already underway. >> today the foundatton of the olympic village is very important. it is important beccuse olympic village is really at the heart of thh olympic experiince. >> 48 buildings in all will be erected here to houss all the@ athletes the world over. bad day for rett farve. vikings qb fined $50,000 by the national footbaal league for quote a failure tt cooperate with allegations. he sent llwd photos to a spprts the league determined faave was3 not candid in the investigation, and apparently he may have been @%o candid on the cell phone sending photographs to tte host. >> apparently. >> unshine and finally some waamer temperatures. >> yeah. %-meteorologisttemily gracey is here. to tell us if that's he case. eeily? >> that's the case. %-48 tooay.to elieve. felt warm out there. compared toothe temperatures e felt so far this wintee. we do have warmer air on the -ay. looking outside. c
lost a case that the few european court of human rights. the runner pursuing his world olympic dreams from gaza. the founder of wikileaks, julian assange, has been freed from prison in london hours after prosecutors lost a second attempt to keep him in custody. he faces a legal process which could last many months and he will be under curfew wearing an electronic tag. sweden would like him extradited to answer charges of sexual assault. his lawyers say that he is the victim of a continuing vendetta. there is flash photography and our report. >> it took several hours to satisfy the bail conditions, a full day in court, but in the end julian assange walked free to continue his fight against extradition. >> it is great to smell the fresh air of london again. thank you. thank you to all of the people around the world who have had faith in me, who have supported my team while i has been away, my lawyers who have put up a brave and ultimately successful fight. >> nine days in prison have only enhance his standing amongst his admirers who see him as a human rights champion prosecuted for his
amazing that you had the choice at one. to try out for the olympic team or to record -- you had the choice at one point to try out for the olympic team or to record for columbia records. >> in the same week, one week, i had to either do one or the other. but over the years, i had studied with something in mind of making recordings. i had made some recordings with my voice teacher, but this was really something special. the person who signed me to columbia records, he was a mentor to people like mahalia jackson, an enormous people, and i was a big fan of his. to be able to go with him to new york, make my first recording with people like jamba list and the modern jazz quartet, -- to make my first recording with people like john lewis and the modern jazz quartet, they were jazz icons at the time. i was over the moon about recording, so i did. i went to new york and made my first recording. tavis: you're back story is so phenomenal to me. what i am about to say is unheard of, you signed, passed on the olympics, signed with columbia in 1956. >> 1956 or 1957. thes: let's just say for sake of te
. -- inundated with water. [unintelligible] >> kenya's olympic marathon champion has been charged with assault and threatening to kill his wife with a rifle. he was released on bail. he was the first to win the marathon in the beijing olympics. they warned supporters of the ivory coast incumbent against attacking the headquarters of the rival. un peacekeepers are there. the brazilian president is the most popular president in history with approval ratings. it is in part credited to the economic growth. he is the first president many feel they can identify with. >> he is going back home after 20 years. like the president, he is one of the millions of migrants that fled the poverty of the northeast. it is still the poorest region in brazil, but it is growing faster than any other part of the country. it is time to go back. >> when i left my home town, i had nothing. now i am going back the elder of three houses and money to start a business. i didn't even know what being a doctor in the door was -- an entrepreneur was. now i do. >> he went on to become a metalworker, a trade union leader opposin
these holiday flowers and the maryland special olympics >> tonight, the maryland special olympics has come up with a great way to help you decorate your home for the holidays. >> and at the same time teach some athletes very important my skills. >> getting in the holiday spirit often involves buying decorations, or giving to a great cause. thanks to holmstedt gardens and the maryland special olympics, you can do both. >> we think that it is the time of year that we can be involved with a plant like this and create a lot of success without it -- our athletes. >> holmstedt gardens provide the product so that special olympians can make some money. all the proceeds go to the olympics. >> the program is good for the athletes. >> good, because people with intellectual disabilities often find it difficult to get a job. >> it is very unique. it is teaching them some life skills, salesmanship, how to communicate effectively to the public. >> the best way to get involved is to find it through the programs website. the athletes are going through sales training sessions with the hope to eventually go doo
special olympics has come up with a way to help to decorate for the holidays. >> george lettis explains. >> getting in the holiday spirit often involves buying decorations or given to a great cause. you can do both. >> we think the time of the year that we can be involved with the poinsettia, a plant like this. it can create a lot of success with our athletes. >> the homestead gardens provides the products. thousands of poinsettias and wreaths so that special olympians can make money for themselves and the special olympics. athlete entrepreneurs are paid to sell the decorations. all the proceeds go to the olympics. >> this program will be good for the athlete. >> good because people with intellectual disabilities often find it difficult to get a job to correct this is unique. it is teaching life skills, cells mature, how to communicate effectively to the public. >> the best way to get vault is to buy these to the website. the athletes are going through sales training sessions. they will do in-person sales at selected stores. >> part of that is having a job. >> response -- wreaths are $1
coach of the women's swim team at uc berkeley is now the first women's head coach of the usa olympic team. teri mckeever will lead the squad. her most famous student is olympic star natalie cochran. >>> a santa sighting here in the bay area. coming up, big digs including a celebrity known worldwide. >>> whether could be giving away too warm weather in the 70s. bill martin will be here to tell us when things are going to warm up. our points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel. we're like forget florida, we're going on a safari. so we're on the serengeti, and seth finds a really big bone. we're talking huge. they dig it up, put it in the natural history museum and we get to name it. sethasauraus. really. your points from chase sapphire preferred are worth 25% more on travel? means better vacations. that's incredible. believe it...with chase sapphire preferred your points are worth 25% more on travel when booked through ultimate rewards. >> street was made today was the first commercial spacecraft to orbit the earth roared into the sky. the company hopes to use th
russia. four years after the winter olympics, russia will post a global sports extravaganza. -- host a global sports extravaganza. >> we are joined from moscow by our correspondent. >> i imagine that people here are delighted. i think that this is being seen as a personal victory for vladimir putin, the prime minister. he was very closely associated with the russian bid. he will be flying to zurich soon. the other thing about this is that this is another boost for the russian economy because it will involve overhauling the country's aging soviet infrastructure and that will require billions of euros at it appears that one now be lined up. >> that is one of the issues in the buildup to the tournament in the making. are there any doubt that russia can stage a successful tournament? >> there certainly are. they have not had a great deal of experience of this in the past. the last time they hosted a tournament of this size was in 1980. that was the summer olympics when they where the summer -- soviet union. there's also the problem of corruption. that is something that is likely to affec
high. it is probably just behind the olympics, the world cup. do you know if in those types of events, whether it is the island before world cup, if development rights are usually -- whether it is the olympics or the world cup, if development rights are generally given by the host city? >> i do not know. as i indicated, we are not aware of any development rights being granted. i do not know. supervisor campos: a final question. i have some questions for the city attorney. there may be a different time to ask that. in terms of what the event authority is contributing, if you take into account what the city is providing, what they are getting in return -- what is there out of pocket investment, or what is thereir out-of-pocket payment for expenditure under the terms proposed? >> i touched upon that in my original statement. what i said was in essence that if you combine the incremental property taxes and the rent credits the event authority would receive, the event authority could be fully reimbursed, totally reimbursed for the entire $55 million infrastructure improvements that they ar
with the rules of the game. the number of fans is growing though thanks in part to coverage during the olympics. most of the teams in the league are in partnerships with japanese professional baseball teams. the tianjin lines for example have an alliance with yokohama base stars. the coach was sent to serve as the manager for tianjin this season. he says the team has a number of players with high potential. he concentrated on teaching training know how and game tactics to the most competent players to build up the team's strength. but he sees a problem that even practice probably can't overcome. >> translator: these players began baseball at the age of 15 or 16. that's too late. some japanese kids start playing with the baseball when they're about 3 years old. china will have a hard time catching up with other countries without introducing the game to children when they are elementary school age. >> he isn't just setting out a blueprint for someone else to build on. he is doing his part in the construction project by coaching a kids' team. incentives he believes will get more children involved.
the story of louis zamparini. >> 75 summers ago, american athletes arrived in berlin for the 1936 olympics presided over by adolf hitler. the sensation was track star jesse owens who shattered records. also competing was louie who finished the 5,000-meter event with a stunning sprint under hitler's watchful eye. from his home, now 93, he remembers. >> i was invited to meet hitler. a quick hand touch and that was it. he simply said boy, with the fast finish. >> even before japan attacked pearl harbor, louee enlisted in the army air corps and assigned to drop bombs from this b-. he bombed waked island and phosphate plant on naru island. >> we were told to flatten it. i bombed the bombers and the factory and i had an alternate bomb and i got it on a shack that was fuel supply. it was 8,000 feet. >> suddenly, superman was pursued by the fighter planes. >> the right tail was shot off, and tire flattened and blood over the plane. zeb men injured. got them back alive. one died. >> he narrowly escaped death, but then testifies ordered to take on -- ordered to take a rescue mission in the green hor
medicare drug plan. >>> rio de janeiro will unveil the logo of the 2016 olympics at a new year's party on its world famous copacabana beach. 2 million are expected to attend. >>> and the 25-year-old medal of honor recipient staff sergeant sal guinta will join new york's mayor in new york times square with the honor of pressing the ceremonial ball that ushers in the new year. >>> all day long, you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with nbc "nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. an exclusive interview with the mother of two jailed sisters being granted parole in exchange for a kidney donation. >>> and from the olympics to the summer concert series, a look back at today's highlights from 2010. >>> now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions
year long. >>> well, what do you do with an olympic venue long after the games are over? put it to good use. artificial snow transformed the bird's nest into a winter wonderland for big and little kids alike. the 2008 olympic venue had remained mostly unused since then, despite a $500 million price tag. organizers hope the freezing festivities will draw more visitors. >>> here at home, some are getting into the holiday spirit by getting out of their clothes. dozens of runners in california stripped down for the speedo run. while less is more for the jog, the idea here is to raise as much as possible for a local children's charity. in spite of the nasty weather, the team managed to stay in high spirits, singing christmas carols, and hopefully explaining their good cause to call the people giving them strange looks. >> you being the official spokeswoman for speedo. just surprised you weren't there. >> yeah, you know, it's really unfortunate. i do get that hefty paycheck every year for my endorsement. >> yes. you don't wear much, and you get a lot of money. good job, lynn. >> let's not spr
woman made history today when she was named the first female head coach of the u.s. olympic swimming team. terie mckeever will lead the women's squad at the 2012 london games. mckeever is best known for her work with olympic star natalie coglan. the american team won 31 medals at the beijing games. that's a great honor to do that. >> absolutely. >>> joe is in for mark tonight. it's a quarterback shuffle, a change is going on with the 49ers. >> he's back. he has fallen in and out of favor as many times as a career politician, but the 49ers are ping their hopes on alex smith. this is probably smith's low point of 2010, a fumble return for a touchdown against the eagles. two interceptions during that game. smith hasn't played since october 24th, but he thinks he can make the most of what could be his last chance in san francisco. >> i believe i have the ability to make the throws on the field, and i can make plays with my feet when i have to. you know, and i can handle i think any play book that's out there. adjustments you have to make, protection adjustments, i think i can. have i don
and new job creation. this ranks pretty high. it is probably just behind the olympics, the world cup. do you know if in those types of events, whether it is the island before world cup, if development rights are usually -- whether it is the olympics or the world cup, if development rights are generally given by the host city? >> i do not know. as i indicated, we are not aware of any development rights being granted. i do not know. supervisor campos: a final question. i have some questions for the city attorney.
masters not paying minimum wage. >> would the prime minister agree that the olympics offer an golden opportunity to encourage more disabled people to take part in sports and would he like to pay attention to the welsh para olympic team and should he be able on that day he would be very welcome to come in and give his best regards. >> i'm happy to endorse what my honorable friend says and his invitation he gives as he's an amateur boxer i think i should probably say yes immediately. it is great that the para olympics are returning to its birth place london 2012 and i think it would be a great showcase and i wish the welsh team well. >> as the happy son of peersly, can i wish the prime minister zell in his work to the united kingdom however can i ask him we support by the historic town of b ash -- bamilamio but he's the biologically the son of them. i know the campaigns for city status can gain great traction and before i start endo agree every single one i perhaps would have a look at each one and i'm sure would have a strong case. >> mr. speaker, the prime minister may have noted tha
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